follow Dictionary.com

How Well Do You Know English Slang?

stilbite

[stil-bahyt] /ˈstɪl baɪt/
noun
1.
a white-to-brown or red zeolite mineral, a hydrous silicate of calcium and aluminum, occurring in sheaflike aggregates of crystals and in radiated masses.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; < Greek stilb- (stem of stílbein to shine) + -ite1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for stilbite

stilbite

/ˈstɪlbaɪt/
noun
1.
a white or yellow zeolite mineral consisting of hydrated calcium sodium aluminium silicate, often in the form of sheaves of monoclinic crystals. Formula: (Na2Ca)Al2Si7O18.7H2O
Word Origin
C19: from Greek stilbos glittering (from stilbein to shine) + -ite1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for stilbite

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for stilbite

10
12
Scrabble Words With Friends